Black Hole Sun | Black Market Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States
blackmarketbrew.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gregmoscetti on 10-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Uscjojo
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought 10oz glass at Black Market Brewery. This RIS was formerly sold under the
name Black Hole Sun, but now is named Dimitri.
This pours black with 1 finger dark brown lace which quickly disappears.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, ans malts.
The taste is amazingly sweet chocolate, followed by vanilla, and ends with light bitterness
from the malts and hops. The bourbon is not to strong for a 15% RIS.
This is also a very thick chewy stout. The bourbon coats your palate nicely.
This is a very good Stout. I will be buying some bottles when they come out.

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Photo of rawfish
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerinmybelly
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdahnke123
3.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks deep and dark, both the pour and the head. The smell and taste both have an odd combination of leather, tobacco and soy sauce. It has a nice rich mouth coating feel. Overall a strange RIS which I won't be repeating

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Photo of imperialking
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fordknox
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackNote
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophead86
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is just big, heavy, sweet, and delicious.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super boozy right off. Lots of bitter chocolate. Thick and chewy. Becomes very sweet as it warms, but not off-putting. Solid offering. I soloed this thing and was glad to not share :P

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Braden
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMM0414
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Totalpackage411
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an extremely heavy stout with an extremely high alcohol content. If you love stouts then this is about as good as a stout gets.

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Photo of Bonis
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rothobinide
4.86/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, CA on 12/16/14

Poured a deep, dark, inky black with minimal head and a bit of lacing.

Aromas were subdued compared to what I was expecting, plenty of spice and cocoa but not super-pungent.

Flavor is complex yet drinkable - too drinkable. This beer is 15% ? You would have no way of telling until it hit you later on. Some syrup sweetness but it's not too much, very little alcohol burn, mostly delicious cocoa and some pecan pie.

Goes down smooth. Too smooth. Dangerous. Fabulous. One glass was plenty for me.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin dark brown head that leaves a thin ring around the glass and light lacing. Big aroma of dark toasted malts, molasses, cocoa and licorice. Flavor follows aroma, bit molasses, licorice, dark dried fruit, chocolate, finishing with very concentrated flavors, as if figs, dates and molasses were reduced to a thick liquid. Medium to heavy bodied with some creaminess. A big, fully flavored imperial stout. Although it is warming, but flavors are so dense that the monster ABV is well covered. It took a real effort to pace myself to not drink this too fast. A beer equivalent of a liqueur. The dark malts are somewhat buried by the other flavors, but an interesting flavor profile sets this apart from other RIS. Nicely done.

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Photo of CaptainPancakes
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Black Hole Sun from Black Market Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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